Sunday, May 31, 2009

Busy busy!

My weekend was quite busy! It started off Friday night when Snowboarder and I went to see Star Trek. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed it! Snowboarder loved it!

Up early Saturday for the Walk Now for Autism event in San Jose! Our company has a resource booth there every year and it was a great chance to hang out with my coworkers, families, and network a bit with other organizations and potential families. Plus it was a gorgeous day too!

Walk Now for Autism!

After the walk, I stopped by Purlescence to celebrate the end of the yarn fast! Woohoo!! 8 weeks is probably the longest I've gone without buying yarn in forever! And believe it or not, I think it may have worked. There were plenty of gorgeous yarns I could have bought (oh Aquaboy in Woobu! I must think of a project for you so I can go back and get you!), but I didn't. Instead, I purchased one skein of STR heavyweight that I wanted at Stitches and Sock Camp.

Manly yes, but I like it too! Father's Day is coming up, and dad will need some socks!

Barn Raising Squares

I was also able to get started on knitting squares for the barn-raising quilt project for Sock Summit. You can read all about it here. They need to arrive in Portland by June 9, so you all still have time to knit one or two. They go quick! If you are part of our Redwood City SnB, you can bring your squares Tuesday night and I'll mail them all up together on Wednesday! Plus, I wanted to send some good yarn karma to Tina and Steph who really had a tough week with the Sock Summit drama!

Today was the farmer's market and lots of grilling and cooking! Pesto, homemade marinara, grilled veggies, frittata, baking.....delish!! Plus, Snowboarder loves it when I cook! Learning to cook was my obsession before I took up knitting, so it has been nice to rediscover some favorite recipes and new ones. Definitely some joy in that! I'll share some pictures tomorrow! I need to get ready for tomorrow...its Monday!

Hope you all have continued to find joy this last week of May! I know I have!

Here's to a great week ahead!

Happy Knitting!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits


Susie said...

Sounds like you've been having a great time lately. I'm on a yarn diet now. I think I need a day counter to keep me on track though.

Bezzie said...

Congrats going 8 weeks!

Rani said...

8 weeks! That is impressive! Sounds like a lovely busy happy weekend - hope your week ahead is full of more fun.

dianne said...

Nice job on the barn raising squares. That is going to be one awesome piece when it is done!

Sam said...

I see Hazel Knits! Both the squares look great.

Way to go you! 8 weeks is impressive and even more impressive is only buying one skien. Give yourself a pat on the back.

Anonymous said...

You resisted Aquaboy? I'm impressed!

Jo said...

I loved Star Trek! I came out of the theatre saying, "That was so cool!"

Scrabblequeen said...

Sounds like a wonderful (and deliscious) weekend.

Sylvia said...

Just to let you know that I love reading your blog. The way you write about all simple things in life, like going to the market, buying yarn (or not buying yarn for quite some time :D) just gives me a happy feeling and makes me smile! Still a strange idea that someone from The Netherlands, thousands miles away, reads your blog every day, don't you think!? Keep blogging and I will keep reading :D

Discoknits said...

pretty, pretty squares. What is the pink, brown, cream yarn?

And congrats on 8 weeks too :0) I knew you could do it. I like the Manly yarn. I also like how you're going to thing of a project before you buy Aquaboy - you've come a long way, baby :0)

Happy Monday

peaknits said...

So wonderful to hear you have had lots of joy - yay you! And good job on the yarn diet - really, I know it's tougher than it looks!

Batty said...

8 weeks, that's amazing. I did 8 weeks too, then ordered a whole bunch of yarn. Not just a little bit, either. So... watch out for the rebound.

Zonda said...

Glad you had a good day Saturday! Woohoo on the yarn fast :) Good reward too!

cupcakefaerie said...

Congratulations on a wonderful start to the lifestyle adjustment.

(I think I'm too late with the squares.)

weezalana said...

What a great weekend! And mmmmm, pesto. If you haven't already, I highly recommend subbing in cilantro and almonds in place of basil and pine nuts. So. good. Especially with chicken or seafood!